On Friday, I introduced my flamingo salt and pepper shakers and the crazy knitting idea that they inspired. Today, I present you with the results. (One of the things I love about tiny little projects is that they can be really fast to do.)
Because I couldn’t get access to the entire neck of the pepper shaker, I decided to go with a simple scarf and hat. I made two different hats, one with ear flaps and one without. Unfortunately, the ear-flap hat just didn’t work on this guy, so I had to go with the more traditional ski cap.
The salt shaker got a more elaborate outfit mainly because the extended neck was easier to work with. I knew I wanted to make a fitted gaiter for the neck to cover up the crack in it, but once that was done, I felt it needed more. I wanted ruffles for some reason, and the shawl I just made was the perfect pattern for the job. I made a tiny version of it, with only a fraction of the rows, ending at the right point to get the ruffled edge I was after. Then I sewed it to itself and the gaiter to make a frilly cover. To my delight, this flamingo was able to pull off the hat with ear flaps and I put it on her, even though she’s already well bundled up.
While I was working on this project, I had an idea for yet another crazy knitting project, one I am dying to do. But that will be a post for another day.
Which look do you like best?